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In order to select the best nonwoven fabric for your application, it is important to choose the right material and the best fabric treatments to meet your needs. The WPT Nonwovens team creates a diverse range of custom nonwovens featuring a variety of fibers, bonding, and treatment options, each providing characteristics that benefit the particular application.

There are four key questions we consider when selecting the right nonwoven fiber and treatment options for a custom nonwoven that will ensure product development success. These questions include:

  1. What will be the end use of the nonwoven product?
  2. Understanding how the nonwoven end product is going to be used will help determine what treatment option will provide that desired performance.

  3. What is the desired appearance and feel of the product?
  4. Options range from lofty highly absorbent nonwovens for the medical and hygiene markets, to very slick or stiff products used in construction and industrial markets.

  5. What is the required tensile strength?
  6. Nonwovens can be engineered to meet specific strength and flexibility requirements. The nonwoven material bonded and treated to provide the necessary strength properties for the application.

  7. What kind of equipment and process will be required to develop it?
  8. Knowing this information can help you in selecting the right nonwovens supplier. Some suppliers offer more services, which make them a one-stop source that will save you money.

Chemical or resin bond provides the ability to customize fabric treatment. This process allows a wide range of characteristics to be achieved including:

  • Anti-Microbial/Anti-Bacterial
  • Anti-Static
  • Biodegradable
  • Custom Color
  • Dry Cleaning Resistance
  • Flame Retardant
  • Heat Sealability
  • Hydrophilic
  • Hydrophobic
  • Printing
  • And More

As a full service supplier of nonwoven fabrics, WPT Nonwovens serves a diverse range of industries. Our team is called upon to create custom nonwovens for a wide array of projects. As one of the only chemical bond nonwoven facilities left in the U.S., WPT Nonwovens is able to offer a comprehensive selection of chemical bonding options.

Our production capabilities have enabled us to take large parent rolls and recoat them for customers looking for a one stop shop. We have also developed a “green” line of products that are compostable or in some cases fully biodegradable using natural viscose fibers and biodegradable or compostable binders.

We are able to serve custom nonwoven needs not only through the variety of material nonwoven fiber options we offer, as well as our many treatment capabilities. Contact us today!